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Queen's IRC
Publication date: November, 2020

Start 2021 off right with a program from Queen's IRC! Save $300 on 4-5 credit programs and $150 on 2-3 credit programs when you register on or before January 29, 2021. This limited time offer applies to 2021 programs. more

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8 Ways to Reinforce Community, Values and Common Purpose in Working Relationships

Dawn McDermott, Queen's IRC Facilitator
Publication date: October, 2020

I work as a conflict resolution practitioner and “workplace conflict capacity-builder”. I am a strong advocate of workplace community building and I consider myself and to be a multi-partial (rather than impartial) support to all members of my institution. I am also a leader in a department of gifted and diverse human beings. I know that when tough issues arise, a foundation of community will support sustainable resolutions and lasting collaborations. In our current political and pandemic culture, I have been thinking about how our workplace communities can be compromised because of distance and differences. more

Devan Corrigan
Publication date: September, 2020

Workplace investigators and human resource professionals should be cautious of relying on the body language of a witness to evaluate their credibility during an investigation. Fact-finding investigations, especially in cases of harassment, at times turn into an evaluation of one person’s version of events versus another’s, or as some call it, the “he said, she said” dilemma. In these cases, assessing the credibility of the two parties may be the easiest way the investigator can come to any defensible determination relative to credibility. more

Queen's IRC
Publication date: September, 2020

Our Program Prospectus is now available! In light of the shift to working from home, we will not be mailing out hard copies of our new Program Prospectus this fall. Please download the enhanced digital version to learn more about our exciting virtual training options in 2020! Download the Program Prospectus now! more

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Gary T. Furlong, Kenda L. Murphy
Publication date: September, 2020

There are many unanswered questions about Canadian workplaces as we look toward reopening offices. The well-established principles and guidelines that employers, unions and employees have followed for many years will certainly help navigate this process. That said, this pandemic takes us into new and uniquely uncharted waters that may well shift some or all of these principles as we move forward. This article will look at the frameworks in place today, as well as best practices for boldly going where few workplaces have gone before. more

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